Surrender

We say we have surrendered when rather than control we pass the problem on to our Higher Power. Being able to surrender, to turn our will over to our Higher Power is a part of our 12 Steps.

 "Surrender to Win" 

Webster first defines surrender as: to yield to the power, control, or possession (of another upon compulsion or demand); to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another.

So often newcomers “fight” for their recovery/sobriety by “white-knuckling” the symptoms of this dis-ease of addiction. Once we learn to surrender to the process of recovery, through the use of all of these tools, we begin to see how it can be easier to gain victory.

If I were up for a boxing match with <insert any major boxer’s name here>, I would certainly loose if I really got into the ring. For my own health, it is far better for me to surrender before the match, than to take a beating.

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